Intermediate Architect / Designer

City Design Studio City Design Studio Diversity Badge Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Oct 20 '21Posted on:

City Design Studio ( is an architecture, urban design, and planning firm with a focus on the revitalization of existing communities and the creation of unique, vibrant, and extraordinary places. Based in Downtown Los Angeles, our work spans the continental United States, South, and East Asia and ranges in scale from sensitive architecture to the urban design and planning of small Cities. We are currently working on a prominent and complex civic/commercial project associated with a net-zero sports arena in the greater Los Angeles area. In addition, we are also involved with the proposed development of several transit-oriented community mixed-use projects between Los Angeles and Orange County that will transform disadvantaged communities. The selected Architect/Designer will be assuming a key role in these projects on some of the most challenging sites in Los Angeles.

Job Description
We are seeking a highly motivated Architect/Designer who is passionate about creating distinctive architecture buildings and communities. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in architecture with an interest in urban design They must have strong project management skills and can work collaboratively with multiple consultant teams in a fast-paced environment. They must have experience with complex projects at multiple scales as well as a high level of proficiency for project delivery. The candidate must have the ability to assist in programming client needs, managing budgets and project schedules. The position offers ample growth opportunities for an organized candidate who is able to manage diverse tasks.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in architecture and preferably a post-professional degree in Architecture or Urban Design or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 4-5 years experience with architecture and urban design projects
  • Demonstrated experience in all phases of architectural design, construction documents, and construction administration.
  • Knowledge of building and planning codes.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to meet budgets and schedules.
  • Excellent design, visualization, and graphic skills with the ability to graphically communicate design concepts.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines when necessary.
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD is required. Rhino or Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, and Office experience preferred.



  • Project Management including coordination with consultants and clients program manager.
  • Preparation of Design Development and Construction Documents
  • Control of design during the documentation phase and the ability to resolve technical/design issues and develop details as needed
  • Coordination and verification of materials finishes and details.
  • Confers with other architects and engineers for the purpose of explaining and interpreting architectural standards, codes or regulations.
  • Assist in the preparation of project specifications compiling and analyzing relevant data.
  • Prepares progress reports and keeps others informed.
  • Actively participates in quality implementation plans, including scheduling QC reviews and compiling comments into project documents.
  • Conduct material and product research as required for project development.
  • Reviews shop drawings submitted by contractors to determine if program requirements and architectural standards have been met.
  • Document interpretation and submittal reviews during bidding and construction administration.

Salary Range:
Commensurate with experience and skillset. Competitive benefits including health insurance, vacation, 401-K 

Contact Information: 
Please submit cover letter, resume and portfolio samples to: Indicate position in Subject Line of e-mail: "ARCHITECT/ DESIGNER "

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